Prediction of thermal properties of yarn containing phase change materials

Danmei Sun, Kashif Iqbal

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Textile containing PCMs provide thermal protection against extreme weather. When the temperature rises, the materials absorb heat by melting and store that energy for later use, providing thermal comfort. In this paper heat transfer analysis of yarn containing 4% Microencapsulated PCMs has been studied using finite element analysis. The heat flow property of yarn has been studied and validated with experimental results obtained from Differential Scanning Calorimetry showing correlation coefficient of 96.39%. Based on the validated model, it was further studied with yarns containing 10% Microencapsulated PCM. and a core sheath structure to predict the thermal properties of yarn which cannot be determined experimentally. Delay in temperature rise over time due to the presence of PCMs has been studied using a commercial software ABAQUS/CAE through post processing calculation and will be described in the paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th AUTEX World Textile Conference, Bucharest Romania, 10-12 June
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event15th World Textile Conference - Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 10 Jun 201512 Jun 2015


Conference15th World Textile Conference
Abbreviated titleAUTEX 2015


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